TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway will recognize National Park Week, April 21-29, 2012, with the annual “Celebrate Wildlife Weekend” on Saturday, April 21, at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
All exhibitors and events will be outdoors and include:
- Terry Vandeventer’s educational, fun, live snake program: “Snakes of Mississippi” at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
- Other exhibitors include the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Mississippi State University
- Wildlife Discovery hike along the Beech Springs Nature Trail
- Hands-on activities
- A special Junior Ranger Scavenger Hunt
This program is free to the public. The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center is located along the Parkway at milepost 266, just north of Tupelo, Mississippi. For more information about this and other Parkway programs, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/natr, or call 1-800-305-7417.